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[Verse 1:]
I remember like yesterday
You had a dream in your eyes and a smile on your face
And I'm missing those days again yeah I'm missing those days again
And I forgot what really got in the way
Maybe the sun that wouldn't shine should be taking the blame
Cause it's raining on me again yeah it's raining on me again

[Bridge:]
A paradox
The key you dropped
A manifest
For what you lost, was me
For my sake please...

[Chorus:]
Stop slowing me down, stop holding me up
Quit making a scene, enough's enough.
Let's be honest, your promise, was never meant to last
So I'm taking you on, I'm calling you out.
There's nothing left for us here now.
Let's be honest, I promise, I'm never lookin' back for my sake.
For my sake.

[Verse 2:]
Tell me something that's poetic at best
Make me believe there was a time that you weren't like the rest
And I'll never ask you again, and I'll never ask you again
For all the moments and the memories
No one could ever say we never had a history
But I'm leaving that all behind
And there is nothing gonna change my mind

[Bridge:]
A paradox
The key you dropped
A manifest
For what you lost, was me
For my sake please...

[Chorus:]
Stop slowing me down, stop holding me up
Quit making a scene, enough's enough.
Let's be honest, your promise, was never meant to last
So I'm taking you on, I'm calling you out.
There's nothing left for us here now.
Let's be honest, I promise, I'm never lookin' back for my sake.
For my sake.

[Bridge:]
A paradox
The key you dropped
A manifest
For what you lost, was me
For my sake please...
Stop slowing me down
Stop holding me up
Stop slowing me down
Enough's enough

[Chorus:]
Stop slowing me down, stop holding me up
Quit making a scene, enough's enough.
Let's be honest, your promise, was never meant to last
So I'm taking you on, I'm calling you out.
There's nothing left for us here now.
Let's be honest, I promise, I'm never lookin' back for my sake.
I'm never lookin' back, for my sake. [x3]



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    UnregisteredOct 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    To me this song is about a person who is in a destructive relationship with someone, but loves them so much that they can't see the forest through the trees and doesn't see what kind of a person they really are. It is saying that this person is upset that the relationship needs to end, but at the same time is relieved that this burden is over.
    I just recently went through the same thing and this song has reminded me I can't go back to this person even if feelings start to resurface. I was so naive in thinking we were right for each other. I nearly lost my best friend over this. My advice for anyone who needs it or cares is never settle because you think you won't/can't the one for you. Never settle.

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